Have you ever eaten something and wondered, “Where did that come from?” While browsing my local Asian market, I was checking out all the interesting produce. I love their produce. They have such a large variety of fruits and vegetables, especially root vegetables. I particularly love sweet potatoes and yams. I spotted some purple yams, yet their skins were white. I wondered what they would taste like.
Oh boy are these a science experiment in the making.
I peeled and cut these…and their flesh was white streaked with purple.
I boiled these (with some corn cobs for dinner)… and they turned the water green!
I mashed these when they were tender…and they turned a bright Playdough purple. I mean, I really wanted to dig my hands in them and play, they were that bright!
So here’s what you need:
2 large purple yams, peeled and cut into large chunks
1/2 cup warm milk
3 Tb butter
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 pinch nutmeg
Boil the yams until tender, about 20-25 minutes. Drain and place in a large bowl.
Add brown sugar, butter, milk, and nutmeg and mash with a potato masher by hand.
I served these with Juicy Fried Chicken and Corn on the Cob. Yes, these potatoes were unique and not typically the type served with fried chicken, but they were wonderful all the same, and my finicky sharked LOVED them! I mean, who doesn’t like purple potatoes?
Pulverized Purple Potatoes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Number of servings: 6
Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 5
*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.
*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
- 2 large purple yams, peeled and cut into large chunks
- 1/2 cup warm milk
- 3 Tb butter
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- Boil the yams until tender, about 20-25 minutes.
- Drain and place in a large bowl.
- Add brown sugar, butter, milk, and nutmeg.
- Mash with a potato masher by hand and serve.
Have you tried any new foods lately?
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